St. Mark's Murphy commits to Duke

To no one's surprise, Alex Murphy of St. Mark's School has given a verbal commitment to Duke, ESPN.com senior basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep reported via Twitter this morning.

Murphy, a 6-8 small forward from South Kingstown, R.I., is ranked 15th overall in ESPNU 100 for the Class of 2012 and is ranked second overall by position. Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida (where his brother Erik plays) were among teams with interest in Murphy.